Among college coaches, it is often said that there is always room for a kid who can shoot.
If that’s true, then Lyons Township HS junior Lindsey Hahn is going to be in high demand in the months ahead.
2021 5’9 G Lindsey Hahn
“She’s a lights out shooter with unlimited range,” said M14 Director of Girls Basketball Ryan Haun. “In our workouts, she consistently shoots above 60%, and her performance in games isn’t far behind. Combine her scoring ability with her competitiveness, and you have a really special prospect.”
After an electric junior season filled with several eye-popping scoring performances, it’s clear that Hahn can go toe-to-toe with the best shooters that her class has to offer. Her film from this past winter is a seemingly endless barrage of threes from all over the court, with dozens extending well beyond the volleyball line. Yet, despite the three-year varsity player’s range and the pressure defenses that were built to counter her reputation as one of the state’s elite shooters, she still managed to connect on 40% of her shots from beyond the arc. Lindsey’s smooth shooting stroke will surely catch the eye of college coaches, but it’s the speed of her shooting release that will ensure the translation of her offensive success to the college level.
To be clear, Lindsey’s standing as one of the state’s truly elite perimeter scorers would not be possible without the equally dangerous threat that she presents off the dribble. Though she is an offensive force to be reckoned with off the ball, she’s also an excellent ball-handler who is comfortable leading the fast break or creating for herself and her teammates off the dribble. She’s a dynamic offensive threat who demands the attention of defenses whenever she’s on the court.
Versatility may be the hallmark of Lindsey’s game on the court, but it also applies to her off-court credentials. As a member of one of the state’s largest student bodies, Hahn has been recognized for her leadership abilities as a member of the school’s “Athletes Committed to Excellence” program. Her work ethic has also carried over to the classroom, where she has earned a 3.7/4.0 GPA to this point in her high school career.
After a breakout high school season, Hahn’s recruitment is in position to expand rapidly in the months ahead. No matter the system, conference, or level, every team needs players who can put the ball in the hoop, and Lindsey Hahn does so in a way that few others can.
Now, allow us to introduce you to Lindsey in her own words:
As you think ahead toward your ideal college situation, what factors are most important to you in picking a school? What are you looking for in a school and basketball program?
My relationships with my future teammates and coaches are going to be extremely important to me. Not only do I want to build lasting bonds with those around me, but I want more than anything to be a part of a culture that demands excellence. I will push those around me to be their best, and I want to be a part of an environment that pushes me in the same way. Off the court, I’m interested in a classroom setting that helps me to grow and prepares me for the rest of my life.
From your perspective, what are your greatest on-court strengths that you will bring to your future college program?
From a skill perspective, my shooting range, confidence, and court awareness will play a role in helping my future college team to win games. I believe that any of my coaches – past or present – would say that I am extremely coachable, and I welcome the opportunity to be pushed to grow as a player and a person. I’ll bring an unmatched competitiveness to every practice and game, and my leadership abilities will help me to impact our program both on and off the court.
During this coronavirus-inflicted “shelter-in-place”, which aspects of your game are you working to improve? And how are you being creative with your workout routine?
I’m trying to take advantage of all of the resources available to me during this unprecedented time, from building workouts with personal trainers based on the tools I have at home to building new on-court skills outside. Strength and endurance are an important area of focus for me as I prepare for college, and I’m also spending time working on finishing around the rim to expand the threat I pose offensively.
If we asked your teammates what their favorite part about playing alongside you was, what would they say?
My shooting ability helps my teams win games, but I think that my teammates would most appreciate my competitiveness and unselfishness. I leave it all on the court whenever I play, and my teammates know that they can count on me to give them my best unconditionally.
During this time in which college coaches cannot travel to watch you play live, what’s one thing you’d like for those coaches to know about you?
I’m a winner – not just a shooter. While I can and will score when my team needs it, I’m comfortable and happy filling whatever roles need to be filled to help my teams win games.
Interested in learning more about Lindsey?
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